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...requently driven about in them by young men, to whom they are not even related?” (71) Only after Mr. Allen criticizes Isabella 's behavior does Catherine validate her own logic. Also, by Catherine not relying on her own judgment somehow degrades Isabella 's femininity. Again Catherine depends on male validation instead of her own judgment. She states “it being at any time a much simpler operation to Catherine to doubt her own judgment that Henry 's, she was very soon obliged to give him credit for being right, however disagreeable to her his going” (145). While this submissive behavior displays current acceptable behavior of women, she is admirable for having enough discretion to know when something is beyond her knowledge. We can learn that perhaps Catherine 's dependence on men is related to her youth and inexperience, while she refines the typical feminine roles .
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